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I'm a 50 year old PLC programmer from Burnley, UK. I severed my time as an electrician in the baking industry and soon got involved with the up and coming technology of PLC's. Initially this was all based in the Uk but as the years went by I have gradually worked my way around the globe. At first it was mainly Mitsubishi with a bit of Modicon thrown in but these days the industry leaders seem to be the Allen Bradley range of PLC and HMI’s.

Apple releases iOS 11.1 with shiny new emojis

New emojis. Do you need to hear anything else? Apple just released an iOS update. iOS 11.1 is the first feature update for iOS 11. It adds a couple of new things, starting with dozens of new emojis. Apple already previewed some of the new emojis, but they are now ...

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Quip raises $10 million for electric toothbrushes

There are venture-backed shoes, razors, and glasses. So why not, toothbrushes? Quip has raised a $10 million round for its dental care business. Sherpa Capital and other unnamed fashion and entertainment investors participated. The New York-based startup is “a lot more than just an electric toothbrush,” said Simon Enever, founder ...

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Diesel cars may have just been saved by an innovative new tech

Diesel cars have been condemned since the revelation that they create a lot of noxious emissions.  British drivers were encouraged to buy diesel cars in 2001 as they were thought to be more efficient and they, typically, emit less CO2 emissions.  Noxious emissions, however, can cause heart disease, strokes and ...

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Fear the Reaper? Experts reassess the botnet's size and firepower

(Image: file photo) Over the past week, security research teams have walked back claims of what they thought was one of the largest botnets of infected devices on the internet today. The botnet, dubbed “Reaper” by researchers at Netlab 360, had ensnared vulnerable internet-connected webcams, security cameras, and digital video ...

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iOS 11.0.1 update causes havoc for some iPhone and iPad users

(Image: Jason Parker/CNET) It seems that no matter how many people participate in Apple’s beta program, the rollout of a new release seems to bring with it endless woes for some users. Must read : Here are the Apple products you shouldn’t buy (and three that you can’t buy anymore) ...

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